Designated Read: New frontiers in conference taunting
• It's always somebody's hate week, I. Texas A&M's official compliance Twitter account gets in on a popular anti-LSU meme:
There are no violations in the NCAA database that mention corn dogs. Hot dogs? Yes: 1 secondary & 1 major. But no corn dogs.
— Brad Barnes (@TAMUCompliance) October 16, 2012
1. We've never seen a corn dog consumed at an LSU tailgate. Are we at the wrong parties?
3. What was the major NCAA violation involving a hot dog??
• It's always somebody's hate week, II. It is our sworn duty to report receiving an email from the Auburn athletic department with the following introduction:
Auburn Compliance to Host Seminar on Wednesday
NCAA Compliance Series: Ethical Conduct
Don't say we never did nothin' for you, Vandy.
• Injury report story hour. Tennessee could face Alabama with two injured running backs, whee! ... Keenan Reynolds retains the starting quarterback job for Navy ... Eric LeGrand reflects on the two years since his career-ending injury.
• A modest proposal. Pizza Hut is apparently rethinking its idea to derail a Presidential debate for purposes of advertising its product, but we really think we're on to something, and suggest the following new strategy: Free pizza for a year to the first reporter to ask any football coach a pizza toppings question following a big game. Y'all know Lane Kiffin would rather discuss his feelings on black olives than dole out injury news.• Misc. We would like to go on the record as being wholeheartedly in favor of this Boise State blackout look ... Paul Myerberg re-ranks all 124 FBS teams at the season's midpoint ... Kirk Herbstreit bridges the Michigan-Ohio State divide ... Ty Willingham is currently serving as a volunteer golf coach at Stanford ... and now, Bob Ross feeding a baby squirrel with a bottle.